Overview of upcoming regional and global events related to cyber capacity building.

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28 Sep, 2021


C3SA Webinar “Identifying cyber threats and risks in SSA”

Exposure to cyberspace comes with a lot of opportunities and many dangers. Very often, members of the public have challenges identifying the threatening and the risky situations they are exposed to. The aim of this webinar is to describe and explain the main and emerging threats and risks to the lives of individual members of the public, and to suggest ways to identify an attack or a risky situation. The webinar will discuss malware, social engineering, denial of services, and intrusions; with risks ranging from, cybercrime (Fraud, privacy infringements, defacement, and vandalism) cross-border cyber-criminality, cyberterrorism, and cyberwarfare.

Through the various speaker's interventions, the session will discuss and assess key questions around cyber threats, cyber surveillance and cybercrimes in SSA such as the following:

- What are the main cyber threats to general members of the public in SSA? (In different spaces e.g., individual community member, professional, and enjoying leisure)
- What are the main cyber threats to businesses in SSA? (e.g., On-site, and Remote work, trusted professional network, etc.)
- What is the state of cyber-surveillance, cyber espionage, cyberterrorism, and cyber warfare in SSA?
- What are the most frequent cybercrimes and their impacts on SSA people, economies and countries?

The event will take place online the 28th of September at 10:00-12:00 SAST.

28 Sep, 2021

Rome, Italy

Cybertech Europe

At Cybertech, the health and safety of our attendees is a priority first and foremost. Together with Cybertech Europe's key partners and stakeholders, we have decided to postpone Cybertech Europe to 2021. The dates of Cybertech Europe 2021 will be September 28-29 at La Nuvola Convention Center in Rome.

Cybertech Europe is the flagship event for cybersecurity, business and innovation in Europe. We will continue to bring leading content and business opportunities to the region, and are looking forward to your continued support.

In the meantime, we invite you to stay in touch and take an active part in the Cybertech community through our digital events platform, CybertechLive. For more information on upcoming digital events, please visit

We thank you for your understanding and we can’t wait to see you at Cybertech Europe 2021 in Rome!

Take part in discussions led by industry trendsetters on topics ranging from the global cyber threat, strategies and solutions for diverse challenges including finance, transportation, utilities, defense, and government to protecting operations, infrastructure and people. From enthusiast to expert, Cybertech Europe offers something for everyone to enjoy.

28 - 29 Sep, 2021

the Hague, Netherlands (the)

One Conference 2021

The annual international cybersecurity conference "One Conference" will take place this year on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September 2021 in the Netherlands.

During the conference, national and international experts from the business community, science and government talk about current developments in the field of cyber security. From technical to policy issues, the conference offers a broad range of topic. Moreover, it not only focuses on mere cyber security, but also on the economic opportunities offered by the cyber domain.

The conference is organized in cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Municipality in The Hague. In alignment with the One Conference, the city aims to stimulate the exchange of cyber security knowledge, ideas and innovations for a more secure future. ECP, Platform for the Information Society offers support in the logistical organization of the conference.

Normally, this is a two-day conference and consists of a plenary programme, various breakout sessions and an Innovation Floor. Technical topics such as malware detection, incident response, law enforcement cases and less technical subjects, such as public-private partnerships or governance, are discussed. Attention is also given to research from industry and academia. Given the uncertainty involved in organizing large events, the One Conference team is keeping all scenarios open as to the format of this year's conference. We are considering a hybrid format that includes online streaming and on-site sessions with a live audience, within all limits of what can be allowed. More information on the format will be announced at a later date.

28 - 29 Sep, 2021


Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit

The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies.

6 Oct, 2021


Roundtable on Implementing Digital Transformation – A Case for Cyber Cooperation

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation America and Research ICT Africa, are organizing a Roundtable on Implementing Digital Transformation - A Case for Cyber Cooperation on October 6 at 15:00-16:30 SAST.

This roundtable will focus on refining the understanding of the imperative of inclusive digital transformation and the concomitant security implications and risks of this transformation in Africa. Furthermore, to examine ways in which these concerns can be addressed, speakers will provide examples of initiatives related to SDG 16 and 17 (and other SDG targets) being undertaken in multilateral and multistakeholder cooperation frameworks, that are currently contributing to a more equitable, secure and stable cyberspace.

7 Oct, 2021

Online and Singapore, Singapore

GFCE Southeast Asia Regional Meeting

At the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2021, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) Singapore will host the first ever GFCE Southeast Asia Regional Meeting on Thursday 7th October 2021 at 09:00 - 11:30 local Singapore time (01:00-3:30 UTC).

The inaugural GFCE Southeast Asia Regional Meeting 2021 will bring together the GFCE community and ASEAN stakeholders to identify opportunities and challenges for cyber capacity-building in the region and share good practices and knowledge. The session will discuss the cyber capacity-building landscape in Southeast Asia as well as collaborative opportunities to enhance coordinated capacity-building efforts in the region.

This is a hybrid event, with both in-person and virtual speakers and audience. Online access to this event is provided through registration on the SICW Virtual Platform.

4 - 8 Oct, 2021

Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2021

The sixth edition of SICW will take place from 4 to 8 October 2021, under the theme of “Living with COVID19 – Reimagining digital security risks and opportunities”. COVID-19 has accelerated digitalisation and resulted in a growing dependence on technology, but this has also increased our exposure to cyber attacks. While a handful of countries have started on the bumpy road to recovery, most are experiencing a resurgence in infections. Living with COVID-19 will be a prolonged reality that the global community has to come to terms with. As private and public stakeholders reposition themselves or recalibrate policies to promote digitalisation, what are the digital and cyber risks involved and how should we manage them? Amidst these risks, what are the new digital opportunities that did not exist pre-COVID-19? How can countries and organisations leverage these opportunities? These and many other questions will be tackled at SICW 2021.

Alongside the shift of business meetings towards a hybrid model, CSA will be organising SICW 2021 as a combination of inter-linked physical and virtual meetings that will allow key leaders from governments, industry, academia and non-government organisations to explore the future of cyberspace cooperation from a broader range of perspectives.

11-12 October 2021


Cyber 2021: Overcoming the Vulnerabilities of Digital Transformation

11-12 October 2021, 1:00PM-4:00PM BST

This year’s annual cyber conference will explore the accelerated digital transformation globally, the challenges it creates for effective cyber governance and security, and how to maintain a truly global and open internet.

Join an international audience of policymakers, senior business leaders, intergovernmental and multilateral organizations and other experts to engage in discussion over two days. With a focus on interactivity, key features in the virtual environment include 1:1 networking, polling, Q&A with speakers and live analysis of results.

12-13 October 2021


Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge for South Africa

Atlantic Council and the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) at the University of Cape Town, are partnering to host the inaugural Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge in South Africa. The Cyber 9/12 Challenge for South Africa is designed to offer students enrolled in tertiary education programmes across a wide range of academic disciplines in South African universities, a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cybercrime and/or cyber operations. Part interactive learning experience and part competitive scenario exercise, the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge for South Africa gives students interested in understanding and learning how to tackle and respond to cybercrime and/or to cyber operations, from a technical, policy, and legal angles an opportunity to interact with expert international, regional, and national mentors, judges, and cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation.

Student teams will be challenged to respond to an evolving scenario involving a major cyber-attack and analyse the threat it poses to state, military, and private sector interests. Teams will be judged based on the quality of their policy responses, their decision-making processes, and their oral presentation to a panel of judges. Along the way, teams will work with coaches at their home institution to develop their policy skills and feedback from expert panels of judges will ensure that all participants have an opportunity to improve their skills, as well as networking opportunities during the competition.

21 - 22 October, 2021

Kigali (Rwanda) and Online, Rwanda

African Finance Cybersecurity Conference 2021

The objective of this conference is to initiate and foster a financial sector cybersecurity community at the continental level, connected to international intelligence, enabling trusted information exchange and cooperation.

It will be held from October 21st till October 22nd at the Kigali Convention Centre (Rwanda) during the African Microfinance Week 2021. Although on-site attendance is recommended, it can also be attended remotely. Note that Covid-19 compliant sanitary measures will be strictly enforced at the conference venue in Rwanda.

The African Finance Cybersecurity Conference will consist of 2 tracks:

- Information Sharing & ACRC - Thursday 21st of October from 8.30 am – 6.00 pm & Friday 22nd from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

- Research & Education – Thursday 21st of October from 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm & Friday 22nd from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration for On-site participation opens September 15th and closes on October 4th. Pre-registration is required for remote participation, and registration will be confirmed by ACRC.

Registration for remote participation opens September 15th and closes October 20th.

For further information, you can contact